Stemming from an early harvest (started on August 28th), first time since 1883, and a very pure botrytis, 1996 Guiraud is a complex and powerful wine, built to last very long.
Deep yellow tinge with glittering bronze reflects. A spicy nose, of crystallized apricot, honeysuckle, peach, fresh pineapple followed by crystallized lemon but also black tea and roasted berries, vanilla notes.
A very rich texture, always backed up by a really good acidity. The wine is never too heavy but on the opposite, offers the freshness of great botrytis.
Château Guiraud 1996 Sauternes